Biography of Francis M. Pfrimmer
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FRANCIS M. PFRIMMER.
Francis M. Pfrimmer, recognized as one of the representative citizens of Tulare county, who by his enterprising and progressive methods has contributed in a very material way to the advancement of his section of the county, is the efficient supervisor of the first district. He was born in the historic little city of Corydon, which was the first capital of the state of Indiana, on the 25th day of November, 1870, the son of Charles and Martha (Cline) Pfrimmer, the latter of whom also was a native of the Hoosier state. Charles Pfrimmer was born in Strassburg, Germany, but came to the United States at the age of fifteen years and here followed the vocation of farming.

Francis M. Pfrimmer attended the public schools, graduating from the Corydon high school. He had been reared on a farm and when taking up business on his own account continued to follow that line of work, first in his native state and later in northwestern Missouri. In 1893 he took part in one of the famous land "runs" into Oklahoma, where he was successful. He farmed and operated a nursery in Tulsa, being a resident of that state altogether about thirteen years. In 1906 Mr. Pfrimmer came to Tulare county and located in Lindsay, which at that time was a comparatively new town. He took an active part in the development of the district and was one of the first directors of the Lindsay-Strathmore irrigation district. He engaged in the nursery business for a short time, but in 1916 was elected supervisor of the first district of Tulare county and so eminently satisfactory was his discharge of his official duties that he was reelected to that position in 1920 and again in 1924. That he is peculiarly well qualified for the position is generally acknowledged by all who have been at all familiar with his conduct of the office. He exercises sound judgment and wise discrimination and was the first to advocate and put into practice the use of heavy machinery for road work. The results demonstrated the soundness of his judgment and his methods are now followed generally. Mr. Pfrimmer has been successful in his individual affairs and is now the owner of two fine ranches, comprising about one hundred acres, planted mainly to fruit and alfalfa.

Mr. Pfrimmer was married to Miss Lena Wynn in November, 1905, who was born August 24, 1879, in the same locality in Indiana as was he, and they are the parents of a son: Forest W., who now resides in Strathmore.

Mr. Pfrimmer is a sportsman, being fond of hunting and fishing. He is a member of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks and the Modern Woodmen of America. In the latter order he was a charter member of the camp in Lindsay and is a past venerable consul of the camp. He also belongs to the Porterville Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Pfrimmer is regarded as a good business man, of sound judgment and keen foresight, who believes in progress and development along all legitimate lines. Because of his business ability, his upright living, his interest in public affairs and his friendly manner, he enjoys to a marked degree the respect and esteem of all who know him. His religious faith is manifested by his membership in the Baptist church.

From:
History of Tulare County, California
By: Kathleen Edwards Small
and
Kings County, California
By: J. Larry Smith
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago 1926


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